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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jul 27, 2010 6:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why not Big Iron?

I always thought the problem was not the songs, but that he played the same 5 songs a billon times . I mean there are lots and lots of country songs he could have done well with the Dead ( 'Big Iron' would have fit ).
I believe in David Gans "Conversations with The Dead", the issue is brought up to Garcia twice . In the first interview ( early 80's ?), he sort of laughs it off , sort of "Oh that Bobby" . In the second interview (later 80's ?) the subject clearly is more annoying to him , I wasn't funny anymore !
Also , I wondered why didn't drop them . Stylistic , he moved away from his country period, into a more urban sounding, "I want to be a blues singer now" period . As the 80's progress, these songs sound less, and less convincing .